Jay-Z reveals the inspiration behind the names Rumi and Sir

By Hanna Fillingham

Beyoncé's husband Jay-Z has explained the inspiration behind his twins' unique baby names – Rumi and Sir. Chatting to Rap Radar podcast, he revealed that when it came to his little boy's name, "He just came out like, Sir." The 47-year-old said: " Rumi is our favourite poet, so it was for our daughter. And then Sir was, like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir."


Rumi and Sir Carter were born in June.

The twins were born via caesarean section on June 13 at 5.13am at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre in LA. Little Rumi arrived first, followed by her brother Sir. Both babies were delivered by OB/GYN Dr. Paul Crane – the same man who helpedKim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian give birth.

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The A-list couple are also parents to five-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, who according to Beyonce's mum Tina Knowles, has taken to her new role of big sister particularly well. Tina, 62, told Entertainment Tonight this week: "She's very proud and excited. She's a good big sister, she really is. She cares for them a lot."

Beyonce and Jay Z are also parents to five-year-old Blue Ivy.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z - who have been together since 2001 - made their big pregnancy announcement on Instagram at the start of the year. "We would like to share our love and happiness," the singer captioned a photo of herself holding her baby bump in front of a wall of flowers. "We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. - The Carters."

Beyoncé previously opened up about being a protective mother to ABC News. Talking about life as a mum to Blue Ivy prior to the twins arrival, she said: "I am very protective. I just want to make sure that she can have a healthy, safe, normal life."

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